runtest(1)                                                          runtest(1)


       runtest - the DejaGnu test driver program


       runtest [ options ]


       DejaGnu  is  a  framework  for  running test suites on GNU tools. It is
       written in expect, which uses Tcl (Tool command language).  runtest  is
       the test driver program; use it to control what tests to run, and vari-
       ations on how to run them.

       You can find a comprehensive description of DejaGnu and runtest in  The
       DejaGnu Testing Framework or its Info version,


       --all  Print  all  test  output  to screen. By default, only unexpected
              results are displayed.

       --baud rate
              Set the baud rate for a  serial  line  connection.  Some  serial
              interface  programs  (like tip) don’t use this value but instead
              use a separate initialization file.

       --connect type
              The type of connection to use.  The choices are rlogin,  telnet,
              rsh, kermit, tip and mondfe.

              Turn  on  expect internal debugging output. All output is logged
              to a file called dbg.out.  The output of the --strace also  goes
              into this file.

       --help Prints out a help screen and then exits.

       --host type
              The configuration string for the host.

       --ignore test1.exp test2.exp ...
              Do not run the specified tests.

       --mail name1 name2 ...
              Electronic mail addresses to receive test results.

       --name hostname
              The network hostname of the target board.

       --objdir path
              path is a directory containing compiled test code.

       --outdir directory
              The name of a directory for test log output.

              Reboot the target board when runtest initializes (if supported).

       --srcdir path
              path is a directory containing test directories.

       --strace N
              Turns on expect internal tracing to N levels deep.

       --target type
              The configuration string for the target.

       --tool toolname
              Specify the tool to be tested.  toolname controls the test suite
              applied, and the associated initialization module.

       --verbose, -v
              Turns on more debugging output from test cases and DejaGnu util-
              ity code.  Use more than once to increase output further.

       --version, -V
              Prints out the versions of DejaGnu, expect and Tcl.

              Activate the Tcl debugger.number can be either 1 or 0. If it  is
              1,  then  the expect shell will break when it starts to run. All
              ^C’s drop DejaGnu back  to  the  debugger  prompt.  A  0  starts
              DejaGnu like normal, but a ^C drops to the debugger prompt.

       Any file name on the command line is assumed to be a subset
       of  the  test  names to run.  Usually these are the names of the expect
       test driver, ie... special.exp.

       Makefile style variables are used  to  specify  tool  names  and  their
       flags;  these and other configuration dependent values are saved in the
       file site.exp, created during configuration.


       runtest sets the exit code to 1 if any of the tests failed, or sets  it
       to 0 if all the tests passed.


       The DejaGnu Testing Framework (  This is the DejaGnu man-
       ual; its source is the SGML files doc/*.sgml.  in the DejaGnu distribu-


       Rob Savoye (

                                  29 Jul 2003                       runtest(1)

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